The Vanderbilt Grill

4.4
453 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
In the heart of coastal Newport, The Vanderbilt Grill delivers classic and contemporary dishes that are beautifully presented and grilled to perfection. All of our ingredients are seasonal and regionally sourced to deliver classic New England to all of the senses. Enjoy the comfort of grilled favorites and the taste of upscale familiar dishes. In the summer months, al fresco dining in the Garden Terrace is available, with our indoor dining areas primarily reserved for inclement weather. The dining rooms may occasionally be closed for private events.

Guests wishing to book for Afternoon Tea may do so from 12pm - 3pm. Please kindly note in the reservation that Afternoon Tea is being requested.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Breakfast
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Hours of Operation
Summer Hours
Breakfast daily from 7:30am-11am
Lunch daily Monday - Friday from 12pm-3pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 12pm-3pm
Dinner Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6pm-9pm,
Friday and Saturday until 9:30pm
Bar Open Daily from 4pm
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Phone number
(401) 846-6200
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Resort Casual
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Executive Chef
Anthony Theocaropoulos
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Cross street
Clarke Street & Thames Street
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Parking Details
Complimentary Valet for all dining guests.
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Entertainment
Kristine Wilbur on piano Friday and Saturday.
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Special Events & Promotions
We offer a wide range of special events throughout the year. Visit our website at www.gracehotels.com/vanderbilt/dining-and-bars/restaurant-events for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Give thanks with family and friends while enjoying culinary delights from our family, to yours. Enjoy our Two Course Prix Fixe and Dessert Buffet while listening to Kristine WIlbur, resident pianist, playing from 1 - 7pm.

Thursday, 22 November, 2018

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wed - Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

What 453 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.0
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening enjoying Newport Restaurant Week.

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PG
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Top notch service. Food also top notch except salmon could use more flavoring.

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d
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great time. Very soothing atmosphere, and very good service. Menu a bit limited but what we had was delicious.

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OT
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for restaurant week. Turned out being a great value. The weather outside was cold and windy, so the real wood fires in the various fireplaces inside were pleasant. The waitstaff throughout the hotel and restaurant were attentive, professional, and polite. The bar has a wide variety of quality options. The restaurant week menus offered variety as well. I will definitely return to explore the other dining options in the hotel. And I will recommend this to others.

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BB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice lunch setting. Exterior looked inviting and definitely worth coming in warmer months to enjoy. A great surprise to find this lovely place.

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LF
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant itself was pleasant and comfortable, and service was fine. I ordered from the brunch menu and decided on lobster benedict. Sadly, the lobster was very disappointing. Portions were small and definitely was not fresh lobster. The poached eggs were a bit undercooked, and the breakfast potatoes were very salty. When the waitress came by and asked how our meal was, I was honest with her. She asked if there was anything else I wanted, but really I just wanted to give them feedback back in the kitchen. This is our second disappointing meal here, so we will not be returning,

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NT
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding Restaurant Week menus, with both regular ($35) and premium ($50) options. Service was quiet, discreet and efficient, while still welcoming and cheerful. Entire staff, from maitre d' to table server to sommelier were knowledgeable and helpful. Swordfish was grilled to perfection. Salmon was succulent. Somm's wine recommendation (Pouilly Fuisse) was spot on, and (mirabile dictu!) quite reasonably priced. Understated decor in a beautiful setting.

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TN
10 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The entire experience was amazing. We were warmly greeted at the front entrance upon arrival. The host seated us right away, giving us a choice of tables so we opted for a table in front of the fireplace. Everything was impeccable, the music calming, and the service never rushed or delayed.

We decided on the wine pairing which was perfect with our host always willing to modify any of the pre-chosen selections to accomodate our tastes.

All three courses were excellent, from the first course pork belly, second course swordfish to desert, flour less chocolate torte. Everything was perfectly prepared, brought out on time and always with a smile.

We loved it and would highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Newport Restaurant Week - Excellent Value ! Live Piano !

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G
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elegant dining in a historic city, this keeps the vibe going

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SS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter’s 21st birthday here - had Sunday brunch with friends while visiting near Boston. Newport is a beautiful seaport destination that lends itself to a leasure meal and browsing the shops. The Vanderbuilt Grill was the perfect location for a delicious brunch, with a beautiful sunroom dining area, very attentive staff, accommodating chef, and free 2 hour parking!

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VP
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the ambiance is very classy and romantic! The service is exceptional!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for lunch on our honeymoon. We were brought into the back room over looking the patio and it was such a beautiful view. The food was excellent as well as the hot Apple cider we ordered. To top it off was the creme brule of the day, and I would recommend anyone to get that dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

simply delicious food in a lovely old hotel. burger was beyond awesome, hubs puts it in his top five. the eggplant rolatini app is enough for a meal, light as feather cheese filling and so scrumptious. one of the best lunches we have had. will go back again.

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RB
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Based on the reviews, we had expected an upscale brunch experience but we were seated on a sun porch that needed updating badly and it was a cold day in October. The food was only OK and the menu was nothing special. Lobster Benedict was dry and my husband's smoked salmon was not the freshest. IN addition the hostess was a hoverer. She would not leave us alone, checking every 5-10 minutes if we wanted anything. We were very disappointed.

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V
26 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing find in Newport. On the last evening of vacation we decided to go to the Vanderbilt Grill and I am so glad we did. From the decor, the service from Lorraine - a gem! To the food - a truly enjoyable evening. We tried the squid ink linguine with claims, scallops and calamari and also the truffle cheese ravioli - both were tender buttery pasta and the sauces smooth. Dessert was also a highlight - the beignets were filled, warm, sugary dusting and melted when a bite was taken.....highly recommend this place and will go back

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FM
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Very, very disappointing, by far the worst afternoon tea I have ever attended. The menu on the website and what we were served were in no way the same. The food was stale and appeared to have been purchase premade from the bulk section of the supermarket.

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SS
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Overpriced soup...$16 for 2-3oz of lobster bisque? Really? Hamburger was ok.
So, 2 beers, 2 soups and 1 burger for $91 w/tip?
One more thing...they shoved us in the “back room” b/c the main dining room was reserved for a private party. This back room also served as a direct pathway to to the outdoor fire pit during our dinner. The continuous opening of the doors permitting the bone chilling air to smother us was numbing and probably the thing that kept my cool from loosing my mind. Glad that I wasn’t staying there overnight. I followed the points on this one and got zinged.
I don’t recommend going here.

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l
11 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent and creative menu. Wonderful staff. Cocktail list is incredible!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great music and service

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L
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Ordered a plain unseasoned piece of salmon. Chef could not get a simple request correct. I finally declined new dinner so my husbands dinner didn't get cold waiting for my dinner to return.

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SN
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was exactly what we were looking for our anniversary dinner. Quiet not crowded for a Saturday night. Would definitely go again

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D
39 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Way overpriced. Small portions and really expensive drinks. $18 cosmopolitan come on and it was in a tiny glass. Definitely left disappointed

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, great food, service was finding its footing, but ultimately came around and was great.

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C
56 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Limited menu; food well prepared. Expensive wines.
The server may have been more English challenged than the kitchen (?) but it was impossible to get any menu variations (like a a vegetable instead of fries).
>>>Valet Parking, but he LEFT MY CAR RUNNING & UNLOCKED the entire meal. I found out only because I had to retrieve the car myself. Really.

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OT
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We have had a number of meals (brunch, lunch, dinner) at the Grill. Our favorite is to sit on the back patio for brunch or lunch. Great atmosphere, good is consistent and very good. Service good be a bit more attentive, but most certainly always friendly and very good.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Very very slow service. The bar took 20 minutes to bring our drinks: there were only 2 other tables in the restaurant. The food was bland and subpar. The location and ambiance are lovely. Creative cocktail list. Overpriced for what it is and the abysmal service speeds. Basically just a place to see and be seen.

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OT
19 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pricey, but lovely — romantic garden setting (for good weather only, of course), good wine list, innovative cuisine.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

The chef forgot to put dressings on our seafood salad, so it was bland. When we told the waitress she did us a dressing, but it was still bland and we wanted to taste the dish as intended. My friend got sick 30 minutes after leaving the restaurant.

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you enjoy chef creations and excellent service this is the place to be! Halibut definitely is the best white fish I’ve ever had. Decent wine list and handcrafted cocktails topped with tasty deserts. On top of that orders from 2 dishes on the menu are going to charity. Great place for a date night or special occasion. Enjoy!

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M
125 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous setting, beautiful small-midsize dining room, coffered ceiling. Piano/vocalist in the corner. I would dress for the dining room, more so than the bar seating. Food fantastic! Split creme brûlée for dessert (flavor of the month: orange). I had grilled salmon which was wonderful.

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M
49 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Are in the garden on a lovely summer night. Food was delicious and creative. Wonderful service.

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s
14 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Vanderbilt Grace has great food. The dining room is hushed. The conservatory and outside dining are fun. The roof terrace is special. All of the food is fantastic, as are the beverages. It is always a great place to go in the middle of Newport. And as a bonus--free parking.

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CC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

This was a special occasion for my boyfriend and I and I felt that it was not taken seriously whatsoever. First off when we walked in the staff did not ask for my name or reservation then just seated us outside where there was dead silence. We then sat there for 15 minutes in 90 degree heat without so much as a glass of water. My boyfriend had to go inside and ask for them to pour us some waters. I mean that’s alittle rediculous. The food was good but nothing i would run back there for. Then the waitress left us the check without even asking if we were finished. All in all it was not the experience i had hoped for and i feel it could have been better due to terrible service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Was a disappointing birthday

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B
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Utterly civilized, roof top bar a don't miss! Dinner with piano a nice touch and the craft cocktails were fantastic.

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d
11 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The Vanderbilt Grill on Friday night after we arrived in Newport for a weekend wedding. What an amazing find! The ambience is beautiful and elegant, and the food is delicious. I had the grilled salmon and my husband had the halibut, and both were fabulous. Our lovely server, Elsa, was very knowledgeable and attentive. Don’t miss this charming gem!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere

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HM
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We ordered bottomless Rose. I noticed that our table was receiving a different bottle of rose than other tables that ordered the same.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

I hate to say it, but the service left much to be desired, which detracted considerably from our lunch experience. (I mentioned this to family and friends yesterday as well when they asked how we liked it and if it compared to the Spiced Pear.) Nevertheless, the food was delicious, the venue beautiful and we had a lovely time.

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